Environment

Experts interviews

Dutch delegates to the EcoAP HLWG share their vision on systems thinking
15/10/2012
Robbert Droop and Just van Lidth de Jeude, Dutch delegates to the Eco-innovation Action Plan High Level Working Group, share their views on promoting a vision for eco-innovation and systems thinking. Robbert Droop works for the sustainability department of the Netherlands Ministry of...
Desso uses Cradle to Cradle® principle in carpet manufacturing
01/10/2012
Rudi Daelmans has been Director of Sustainability at Dutch carpet manufacturer DESSO since 2007. DESSO produces carpets for commercial use, for the hospitality, marine and aviation sectors and for consumers. In 2008, DESSO embraced the Cradle to Cradle® principle. This is a design concept,...
Eco-innovation Action Plan offers new opportunities for business
23/01/2012
The Commission has launched an Eco-innovation Action Plan to expand the EU's focus from green technologies to all aspects of eco-innovation. The Eco-innovation Action Plan develops actions under the Europe 2020 "Innovation Union" and "Resource Efficiency" flagships. It proposes measures to...
Getting European clean-tech into India
14/12/2011
Micol Martinelli, Senior Advisor at Eurochambres, explains how the European Business and Technology Centre helps European SMEs transfer their innovations to India The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) was launched in 2008 to promote European clean technologies in India. It is co-...
Poland planning for EU environment and eco-innovation
24/11/2011
As holder of the EU presidency for the second half of 2011, Poland sees eco-innovation as crucial for many of the environmental goals it puts at the top of the European agenda. Poland’s environmental priorities are climate change, biodiversity, resource efficiency and preparations for the Rio+...
Next stop, the bio-based economy
03/10/2011
Lars Hansen, Regional President Europe at enzyme maker Novozymes, sets out a vision for a bio-based future, with products from detergents to advanced biofuels mimicking nature to protect it. Novozymes is one of the world’s largest enzyme manufacturers, namely it produces molecules that speed up...
Unlocking the potential of eco-innovation in the regions
05/09/2011
Richard Tuffs is Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) which assists and connects up regional representatives to eco-innovate. With over 90 members and in its 10th anniversary year, ERRIN has the critical mass and experience to make a difference to eco-...
28/07/2011
Christophe Doukhi-de Boissoudy, General Manager of Novamont France, answers our questions about his company, a European leader in the field of bio plastic. The Head of Novamont, Catia Bastioli, was recently named the 2007 European Inventor of the Year...
28/07/2011
Mr Jack Huttner, from Genencor International (Danisco) and Chair of Europabio (European Association for Bioindustries), emphases the great potential expected of White biotechnologies, to create a “knowledge based sustainable bioeconomy”. Mr Jack...
28/07/2011
Michel Leuthy, Executive Director of Novamex, tells us about the key to success of this company of eco-labelled products. Novamex: an eco-labelled success Can you please describe your company in a few words? Novamex is a French company that...

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